Type of Program:
The Agri-Land Enhancement component provides support to agriculture producers in bringing new land into production and in improving the productivity of existing land through more sustainable crop rotations, increased land base for the production of crops and increased self-sufficiency in the production of livestock feed crops.
Comments on Funding:
Funding for the Land Clearing (1), Land Consolidation (2), and Land Levelling/Land Forming (3) elements is up to 30% of eligible expenses/element to a maximum combined assistance across Elements 1, 2 and 3 of $5,000 per year per applicant.
Funding for the Site Suitability Assessment element is up to 50% of eligible expenses up to a maximum total
assistance per project of $35,000 over the life of the CAP program.
When It Ends:
submit a completed application form and attach any additional required documentation to any Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries (DAAF) regional office or directly to the CAP Administrator, Industry Financial Programs, Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, P.O. Box 6000, Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1, or by e-mail to CAP.ADMIN@gnb.ca,
assist the Project Officer with regards to the pre-inspection of the area in question, by clearly indicating the area(s) to be cleared and providing details and location(s) of any other land consolidation or land levelling work to be carried out as part of the project,
provide, in the case of un-cleared land, and when requested, the necessary information to DAAF to determine the land’s suitability for the intended crop production,
ensure that the project meets all applicable regulations,
obtain all permits necessary to satisfy environmental, zoning, building, electrical, fire safety and other legal requirements,
sign and return the letter of offer within 30 days,
sign and return the letter of agreement within 45 days.
Upon completion, each project under the aforementioned elements will be inspected by the Project Officer to ensure it was completed to an acceptable standard and that the actual costs are reasonable.
Applicants must submit:
Other Things to Note:
The Canada / New Brunswick Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) policy framework is a five year federal, provincial and territorial Initiative which will operate from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2023, unless otherwise announced. Program applications are welcome on an ongoing basis until funding is exhausted.